Kevin Aucoin


We will be going through the basic grooves and beats for Cajun/Zydeco two steps, waltzes and shuffles, using the T’fer (Cajun Triangle), the Frottoir (Zydeco Rubboard) and Full Drum Kit. This class will also cover other styles per student request – all percussionists are welcome!

CAJUN BAND | Open to All Levels | Required Skills: None
Form your own Cajun Band with guidance from members of Bayou DeVille!


Kevin has had a prolific career playing the drums for over 35 years, playing all styles of music including rock, blues, funk, Cajun and Zydeco. He has performed across the US and overseas with many artists such as New Orleans Blues artists Marva Wright, Henry Butler and John Mooney; Cajun artists Bayou Deville, Bruce Daigrepont and Amanda Shaw; as well as Zydeco artist Terrance Simien.
Kevin has also been involved in other aspects of the music business. He was general manager of Tower Records in New Orleans for many years and toured the world as production manager with Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
For the last 15 years, Kevin has devoted himself to playing and preserving the music of his Cajun ancestors. He performs 6 nights a week in New Orleans and still tours the US.

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